Founders High School
Classical Academy of Schertz
Preparing Students For Lifelong Learning
The College Counseling office seeks to support the mission of Founders Classical Academy and help students to determine their post-secondary plans and understand the college search, application, and selection process. While we realize that not every student will attend college, or perhaps not attend immediately, it is our goal that our graduates have excellent college opportunities from which to choose, and that we have provided them with the resources and guidance to pursue these opportunities.
In many ways, college preparation begins the moment a student walks through the doors of Founders. They are given opportunities to grow intellectually, philosophically, morally, and socially. They are encouraged to think deeply and live well, and to develop the habits of a lifelong learner. In order to be well-prepared for the college selection process, students should seek challenges, work hard in their studies, develop their character, and pursue happiness.
Choosing a college requires time, effort, and thought. The College Counseling office strives to make the college search and application process both efficient and effective. As students see their choices develop, they will discover that it is time well spent.
A classical charter school established in 2015 by Responsive Education Solutions and Hillsdale College’s Barney Charter School Initiative, Founders Classical Academy of Schertz serves students in grades K through 11. The school is tuition-free with an open admission policy and is accredited through the Texas Education Agency.
The mission of Founders Classical Academy of Schertz is to train the minds and improve the hearts of young people through a rigorous classical education in the liberal arts and sciences with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue.
At Founders, we believe that there is greatness in every human being, and everything we do is aimed at drawing that greatness forth. To that end, we offer a rich curriculum steeped in the best of the Western and American tradition. We study all subjects for their own sake. We give necessary focus to every part of the human person. We teach, and expect, students to grow out of mediocrity into nobility through the practice of virtue.
Our academic program stands in sharp contrast to many schools today that are focused on process and standardized tests. Our academic program emphasizes a core of knowledge, acquisition of intellectual skills, and exploration of our Western tradition. Though standardized tests have their place, and we do seek to equip students for these assessments, they are not emphasized as a regular part of the classroom or as the major goal of a student's education. Here we aim to help students acquire knowledge, develop skills, and grow in wonder and appreciation for the joy of learning.